The Two-Way Mirror Scrim effect: Behind the mirror, a play of light and transparency
Transparent or reflective depending on the lighting, the two-way mirror scrim plays with appearances to highlight your objects and spaces. During a Dior exhibition organized at the Museum of Decorative Arts, the scenographers thus succeeded in giving fullness to the dresses exhibited on the catwalk by accentuating the perspective of the decor with a large-format two-way mirror scrim reflecting or letting in the light depending on needs.
More discreet: How to Erase part of the decor with a Mirror
In addition to being able to give relief, the mirror can also be used to remove annoying elements such as unsightly posts. Or even create ephemeral facades in mirror panels on which the surrounding vegetation is reflected to make a decorative element invisible (for example temporary toilets, a protective tarpaulin, a technical installation, etc.).
The cathedral mirror effect: Giving height to the facade
The installation of a mirror strip along a facade gives the impression that a glazed curtain wall from floor to ceiling stretches upwards. Visually speaking, the facade is doubled in height by its reflection in the mirror. The stretch mirror also has the advantage of bringing a lot more light inside the building.
The Giant Mirror Kaleidoscope
Cleverly positioned in the manner of a giant kaleidoscope, multiple mirror panels installed in a tunnel can also give the illusion to dumbfounded passers-by of crossing a psychedelic jungle in the heart of London. A change of scenery guaranteed for an original installation installed overnight to surprise regulars in the early morning!
Infinity in Perspective
By using two mirrors that reflect into each other, you can achieve stunning infinity effects. This technique has many variations resulting from the choice of installation: feedback effect by placing the mirrors opposite each other, screen opening effect with positioning of the mirrors in an L shape… It’s up to you to play according to your desires for the effect mirror !
The Ice Palace: A Volume Boost as if by Magic
On the ceiling or on a wall, a stretch mirror will give the impression that your rooms have been miraculously enlarged: this is the Palace of Mirrors mirror effect well known to visitors to Versailles! Or how to give breadth to your spaces by simply investing in a mirror.
Skylights and Suction Effects
As with the two-way mirror scrim, light often gives a new dimension to your spaces equipped with mirrors. By judiciously using LED strips, it is for example possible to create suction and relief effects in places without depth.
Water Body Effect
Photographers are familiar with this visual effect, which consists of using the reflection of a subject or a landscape on the surface of a body of water to give relief to an image. With a mirrored floor or ceiling, this effect can be reproduced and combined with personalized shapes and patterns to create unexpected optical illusions.
As in the case of the giant kaleidoscope, the construction of a form from origami-like triangle mirror facets can give a destructuring effect to a space. When we move around the installation, the brain has difficulty interpreting the different reflections of the environment on the mirrors. Destabilization guaranteed!
There are many other uses for mirrors that will allow you to enhance an architectural installation or an event space. The field of possibilities is just as vast as your imagination! Do not hesitate to consult our idea generator to find inspiration and deceive your visitors or guests. And to learn more about our products, contact our experts!